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Updates on the OSHA Agenda for Construction

Tuesday, November 15th
10:25 - 10:45 a.m.

The fall of 2022 has seen many new OSHA regulations. From heat stress, proper fit for personal protective equipment for all workers and new injury and illness programs, OSHA is ensuring new regulations and guidance is provided that will protect workers in construction. This session will take a review OSHA’s regulatory agenda and more.

Wes Wheeler - NECA

Wesley L. Wheeler, SMS, is NECA’s Director of Safety.  Wesley joined NECA in 2014 and has over 40 years of electrical experience.  Prior to NECA, he was safety consultant in his own business, Wheeler Safety Services, Inc. and has been a Safety Director and OSHA Safety trainer for a large industrial based electrical contractor in Florida.  Wesley is a qualified OSHA Construction Outreach Instructor and has assisted in OSHA Instructor classes for Electrical Training Alliance, (etA formerly known as the NJATC).  He also has assisted etA in textbook development having recently contributed to their OSHA workbooks. Wesley has served in many capacities in his career from electrician, foreman, superintendent, estimator, project manager to safety director and is a member of OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).  He has also been a Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor, Safety Trainer and Consultant and has also served on the NECA Codes and Standards committee for the last 12 years representing NECA on the NEC-NFPA 70 Code Panels 6 and 7 and was appointed to the NFPA 70E Committee in 2014. Wesley brings a unique over all perspective to his position. Wesley is also a trained First Aid/BLS instructor, a Department of Labor Mine Safety Health Administration Instructor, and also has had OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer credentials from University of South Florida.